Canon receives highest standard gold rating from EcoVadis for sustainability

London, UK, 02 March 2016 – Canon, world leader in imaging solutions, has been awarded the EcoVadis gold rating for the second consecutive year, which positions the company among the top 5% for sustainability performance.

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In order to decide company ratings, the EcoVadis CSR analysis system assesses 21 criteria across four themes of environment, fair labour practices, ethics/fair business practices and supply chain. Canon submitted data relating to CSR practices across its businesses to support these themes.

“We are proud to have been recognised for our hard work and commitment towards doing business responsibly,” commented Walter Tobé, Sustainability Director for Canon Europa NV. “This gold rating from EcoVadis gives our customers and partners the assurance that they can trust in our sustainability credentials.”

Canon’s commitment to sustainability spans across responsible business, society and the environment, aiming to embrace the Kyosei corporate philosophy, which means living and working together for the common good. Canon continues to monitor and assess its environmental impact to identify ways to improve its sustainability performance across all areas of the business.

EcoVadis is an independent CSR assessment agency. Its unique CSR assessment methodology covers 150 purchasing categories, 110 countries, and 21 CSR indicators. The methodology is also built on international CSR standards including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and the ISO 26000.

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